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Linuparus somniosus   Berry & George, 1972

African spear lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Linuparus somniosus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 35.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment

Demersal; depth range 230 - 375 m (Ref. 249)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 1°N - 32°S, 31°E - 44°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Indian Ocean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a maximum total body length 35 cm; a carapace length of 14 cm; and an average carapace length of 10 cm (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths from 216 to 375 and lives on rough substrates with sand and mud (Ref. 4). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (25 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high